DREAM TEEN Magazine - - Editor's Notes -

This scrip­ture gives us hope that no mat­ter who has graced the oval of­fice, our God has al­lowed it to hap­pen and He has our best in­ter­est at heart. The mes­sage to our teens who pre­ferred Hilary over Trump is, “Do not fear or fret, God is in con­trol.” The word of God says who can be against you if God is for you. He has a plan for each and ev­ery one of us. Teens and tweens, con­tinue with de­vel­op­ing your gift and live your dream. Never let the po­lit­i­cal rhetoric be­witch you and turn you away from God, be­cause with God all things are pos­si­ble. Our mes­sage for the season...


AM­BIVA­LENT - un­cer­tain or un­able to de­cide about what course to Fol­low BANE - some­thing caus­ing mis­ery or death DIS­COM­FIT - cause to lose one’s com­po­sure ELICIT - call forth, as an emo­tional, feel­ing, or re­sponse IMPUTE - at­tribute or credit to LIT­I­GANT (law) a party to a law­suit; some­one in­volved in lit­i­ga­tion OF­FI­CIOUS - in­stru­sive in med­dling or of­fen­sive man­ner PLETHORA - ex­treme ex­cess RIFE - ex­ces­sively abun­dant UNBRAID -ex­press crit­icsm to­wards AR­CANE - re­quir­ing se­cret or mys­te­ri­ous knowl­edge CAU­CUS - meet to se­lect a can­di­date or pro­mote a pol­icy DIS­PEL - to cause to seper­ate and go in dif­fer­ent di­rec­tions EX­HORT -spur on or en­cour­age es­pe­cially by cheers and shouts IN­SUR­GENT - in op­po­si­tion to a civil au­thor­ity or gov­ern­ment NOISOME - ofen­sively mal­odor­ous PARIAH - a per­son who is re­jected from so­ci­ety or home PRO­TEAN -tak­ing in dif­fer­ent forms TRAV­ESTY -a com­po­si­tion that im­i­tates or misrepresents a style VICISSITUDE -a vari­a­tion in cir­cum­stances or for­tune AR­RO­GATE - seize and take con­trol with­out au­thor­ity CONNVE -form in­trigues (for) in an un­der­hand man­ner DIVISE - Dessent­ing with the ma­jor­ity opin­ion HAP­LESS - de­serv­ing or in­cit­ing pity KNELL - the sound of a bell rung slowly to an­nounce a death NOX­IOUS - in­ju­ri­ous to phys­i­cal or men­tal health PE­JO­RA­TIVE -ex­press­ing dis­aproval REPROBATE - a per­son with­out moral scru­ples TRITE -re­peated too of­ten; over­fa­mil­iar through over­sue

prah Gail Win­frey (born Jan­uary 29, 1954) is an Amer­i­can me­dia pro­pri­etor, talk show host, ac­tress, pro­ducer, and phi­lan­thropist. She is our pick for the first is­sue of 2017. DREAM TEEN Mag­a­zine be­lieves she is best known for The Oprah Win­frey Show, which was the high­est-rated tele­vi­sion pro­gram of its kind in his­tory and was na­tion­ally syn­di­cated from 1986 to 2011. Dubbed the “Queen of All Me­dia,” she has been ranked the rich­est African-Amer­i­can of the 20th cen­tury, the great­est black phi­lan­thropist in Amer­i­can his­tory, and is cur­rently North Amer­ica’s first and only multi-bil­lion­aire woman of color. Sev­eral as­sess­ments rank her as the most in­flu­en­tial woman in the world. In 2013, she was awarded the Pres­i­den­tial Medal of Free­dom by Pres­i­dent Barack Obama and hon­orary doc­tor­ate de­grees from Duke and Har­vard. Win­frey was born into poverty in ru­ral Mis­sis­sippi to a teenage sin­gle mother and later raised in an in­ner- city Mil­wau­kee neigh­bor­hood. She has stated that she was mo­lested dur­ing her child­hood and early teens and be­came preg­nant at 14; her son died in in­fancy. Sent to live with the man she calls her fa­ther, a bar­ber in Ten­nessee, Win­frey landed a job in ra­dio while still in high school and be­gan co-an­chor­ing the lo­cal evening news at the age of 19. Her emo­tional adlib de­liv­ery even­tu­ally got her trans­ferred to the day­timet­alk-show arena, and af­ter boost­ing a third-rated lo­cal Chicago talk show to first place, she launched her own pro­duc­tion com­pany and be­came in­ter­na­tion­ally syn­di­cated. Cred­ited with cre­at­ing a more in­ti­mate con­fes­sional form of me­dia com­mu­ni­ca­tion, she is thought to have pop­u­lar­ized and rev­o­lu­tion­ized the tabloid talk show genre, pi­o­neered by Phil Don­ahue, which a Yale study says broke 20th-cen­tury taboos and al­lowed LGBT peo­ple to en­ter the main­stream. By the mid-1990s, she had rein­vented her show with a fo­cus on lit­er­a­ture, self-im­prove­ment, and spir­i­tu­al­ity. Though crit­i­cized for un­leash­ing a con­fes­sion cul­ture, pro­mot­ing con­tro­ver­sial self-help ideas, and an emo­tion-cen­tered ap­proach, she is of­ten praised for over­com­ing ad­ver­sity to be­come a bene­fac­tor to oth­ers. From 2006 to 2008, Oprah Win­frey’s en­dorse­ment of Barack Obama, by one es­ti­mate, de­liv­ered over a mil­lion votes in the close 2008 Demo­cratic pri­mary race. Source:­frey

Monique Mitchell, jour­nal­ist for the Beauty Col­umn. Monique gives tips for ev­ery season. She is a pro­fes­sional hair­styl­ist in Man­hat­tan. Jor­dan & Joelle Her­nan­dez, jour­nal­ists for the BUZZ Col­umn, which gives up­dates on celebrity news. Jor­dan and Joelle “Dou­ble Dose” Her­nan­dez are twins from Ha­zlet, NJ. In ad­di­tion to con­tribut­ing to Dream Teen Mag­a­zine, the twins are pub­lish­ers at Me­di­a­planet USA. Dur­ing their time with Me­di­a­planet, their ad­vo­cacy and aware­ness cam­paigns have been pub­lished in ma­jor pub­li­ca­tions such as USA Today, LA Times, Chicago Tri­bune, and San Fran­cisco Chron­i­cle and has al­lowed them to work with celebri­ties and key opin­ion lead­ers such as Sofia Ver­gara, NAACP, Amer­i­can Di­a­betes Foun­da­tion, Com­mon, Lucy Liu, and many more! Out­side of the of­fice, Jor­dan and Joelle are co-founders of their own non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion “Lit­tle Souls Inc.,” which aims to help God’s “lit­tle souls” around the world. They are also hosts of their own weekly ra­dio talk show “Dou­ble Dose of En­ter­tain­ment” and are the brand new au­thors of “Twin Tales: Sasha and So­phie Go To School,” now avail­able for pur­chase on bar­ne­sand­no­ and Ama­

Brandy Nor­wood is one of the best-sell­ing fe­male artists in the US, and has sold 40 mil­lion records world­wide. Gla­dys Knight - $28 Mil­lion Faith Evans was the first artist signed by Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs. Her big­gest hit to date was “I’ll Be Miss­ing You,” her 1997 trib­ute to her hus­band, the rap­per No­to­ri­ous B.I.G., who was trag­i­cally shot and killed. The sin­gle also won Evans a Grammy in 1998. Iman - 30 Mil­lion Fan­ta­sia Bar­rino won the third season of Amer­i­can Idol in 2004. Her de­but sin­gle, “I Be­lieve,” de­buted at num­ber one on the Bill­board Hot 100. She­lia John­son - $700 Mil­lion Jen­nifer Hud­son was elim­i­nated from Amer­i­can Idol but went on to be­come an Os­car and Grammy win­ning artist. Hud­son suf­fered the im­mense per­sonal tragedy of her mother’s and brother’s mur­der, but has de­fied odds and be­came a su­per­star. Whoopi Gold­berg - 45 Mil­lion Fans may see this Os­car, Tony, Grammy and Emmy win­ning ac­tress daily on the long run­ning hit show “The View,“but Whoopi still goes on the road to do stand up from time to time and still ap­pears in a few Hol­ly­wood movies. Es­ti­mated to have a net worth of $45 mil­lion, she shows no signs of stop­ping. Singer-song­writer Macy Gray was born Natalie Re­nee McIn­tyre. She’s best known for her mas­sive hit sin­gle “I Try,” which ap­peared on her multi-plat­inum de­but al­bum “On How Life Is.” Venus Wil­liams - $75 Mil­lion

With the cooler weather com­ing up, ladies and gen­tle­man, please re­mem­ber to keep the hair hy­drated by dou­bling up on your reg­i­men. Add ex­tra oils be­fore and af­ter sham­poo­ing, or co-wash. Ap­ply pep­per­mint, laven­der, basil, and rose­mary oils to the scalp this win­ter. It will help with the dry flaky scalps and it’s an­ti­fun­gal. Add ex­tra mois­tur­iz­ers to the hair daily. Do more deep treat­ments un- der the dryer. Wn­ter is a dryer season, and we don’t want our hair to get brit­tle and break off.

am­ryn’s love for the arts has pro­pelled her in a suc­cess­ful ca­reer. She is the au­thor of, “Cook­ing In Style.” Kamryn has per­formed in film, com­mer­cial, run­way, print, theater, and pub­lic speak­ing since the age of 3.

Pre­vi­ously, Kamryn starred along­side ac­tress Jor­dan Sparks as her daugh­ter, Katie, in the 2014 re­make of “Left Be­hind.” In 2015, she joined Queen Lat­i­fah in HBO’s made for TV movie, “Bessie.” In the 2016 hit movie, and the in­cred­i­ble untold story “Hid­den Fig­ures,“she is cast as Oc­tavia Spencer’s daugh­ter. Kamryn ex­cels in academia and has a strong love for God. Her goal is to mo­ti­vate oth­ers to be con­fi­dent and coura­geous in their pur­suit. She be­lieves that you’re never too young or too old to live your dreams. She is fo­cused on en­hanc­ing her tal­ent and de­votes a lot of her per­sonal time to com­mu­nity ser­vice, help­ing oth­ers and Hous­ton’s home­less. Kamryn is on the rise for a great fu­ture. DREAM TEEN Mag­a­zine was ex­cited to do this in­ter­view with Kamryn. Page 26 Pho­tog­ra­phy by Christin Arm­strong

Well, you know I have to throw def­i­nitely just an­oth­erthe be­gin­ning;artist in that mix. I have to how­ever re­it­er­ateit ad­dress­es­that Se­ri­ousa few PPL Mu­sic has been adult ex­treme­lyis­sues that busy are through­outrel­e­vant 2016. Se­ri­ous and timely.Voice has It’s al­waysa great been mix some­o­neof that stays Chris­tian work­ing.rap, popShe is and the worhost of the syn­di­cated ship. There’sshow “Get no Se­ri­ousway youN The can Morn­ing,” the lis­ten COOand notof SPM, leave and feel­ing con­stantly keep­ing up dif­fer­ent.”with many tasks as­so­ci­ated with Yes Hour

Ra­dio. With all of those things keep­ing her This pro­ject­busy, she has has 12 never songs lost of sight of, or the love bal­anced con­tent to bless the masses. There is Wor­ship, Pop, thought pro­vok­ing Spo­ken Word, and en­er­getic Hip Hop for the art. She has a driv­ing force within that keeps her in­tent on reach­ing the world and im­pact­ing them with the mes­sage that God has given her. She worked in re­lent­less fash­ion to record, self-cri­tique, record some more, and re­ceive in­sight on what is nec­es­sary to cre­ate at the high­est pos­si­ble level. As a re­sult, SPM is ex­cited about the re­lease of “Sho­far.” This project has 12 songs of bal­anced con­tent to bless the masses. There is Wor­ship, Pop, thought pro­vok­ing Spo­ken Word, and en­er­getic Hip Hop to up­lift the dis­cour­aged, cel­e­brate with the over­comer, and in­spire ones who con­tinue to be at odds with much of the non­sense that goes on in our so­ci­ety. “Sho­far” is avail­able on all dig­i­tal plat­forms such as Tidal, i-Tunes, Google Play, and Spo­tify. This al­bum can be a great gift for friends and fam­ily. Her la­bel mates are also at work in the lab at present. Hous­ton’s very on Tim Cy­Clone Gross is gear­ing up for the re­lease of his sin­gle “Lit­tle By Lit­tle” which is due to re­lease in early to mid-Jan­uary 2017. D Bishop (Harrisburg, PA) is hard at work on his new al­bum “Wa­ter In The Wilder­ness” which is due for a Spring 2017 re­lease. In other news, artists are do­ing many more things than hit­ting the booth or rock­ing the mic on stage. For ex­am­ple, CHH Artist Daari­nah has emerged as one of those artists do­ing more than drop­ping mu­sic. She is cur­rently en­gaged in a role for a web series called “Sin­gle and Anx­ious,” which has even been added to the Ama­zon Prime plat­form. This series is cur­rently in its 1st season. For more in­for­ma­tion on this show, feel free to visit Sin­gle­andAnx­ious. com. Fi­nally, I had the plea­sure of speak­ing with a great leg­endary artist while at the King­dom Choice Awards this past Septem­ber. It looks like 2017 is off to an ex­plo­sive start. He ad­vised me that he will be drop­ping a sin­gle. I will give you a hint. He is one half of a great Chris­tian Hip Hop tan­dem out of New York City. I’m ex­cited to see what he is go­ing to do in 2017. Un­til then, DTM Uni­verse, I pray that you have a safe and fun filled Christ­mas season, and fab­u­lous start to your New Year. DT

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